“Squash Hunger” in the Capital District

Here’s an interesting opportunity for people in the Capital District (Albany, NY area).

Capital District residents planning a visit to their local orchard or who are harvesting more vegetables than their family can consume can help Squash Hunger this fall by contributing to the Squash Hunger program.

Squash Hunger, a program launched by Capital District Community Gardens in 2004, is a fresh produce collection project with seven convenient drop-off locations throughout the Capital District. Volunteers collect the produce and distribute it to more than a dozen food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens within local communities. People with the ability to make a food donation can help Squash Hunger by bringing excess vegetables or orchard fresh fruit to one of the drop-off locations from now until the end of October.

See the rest of the article at the EAT LOCAL Times Union blog for more info.

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